Odell Willis slams former teammate Nate Coehoorn after retirement

Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis would appear to have taken a healthy shot at former teammate Nate Coehoorn on Twitter.

Coehoorn, a Canadian receiver, announced his retirement via social media on Sunday after six seasons in he league. But Willis, who played with Coehoorn the last four years, questioned the timing and motivation for the decision.

The outspoken Willis gets a lot done in 140 characters. In addition to questioning Coehoorn’s reasons for retiring, his toughness and honesty – not to mention the timing of the decision – Willis also seems to acknowledge taking a pay cut to stay with the club. That salary reduction would have been orchestrated by former general manager Ed Hervey, who was fired last week.

Things sure seem to be going well in Edmonton right now.

UPDATE: Coehoorn has responded via Twitter.

Willis kept going on Twitter Tuesday and got chirped by fans pretty good for calling out a former teammate (he also acknowledged the validity of a point raised by Calgary receiver Marquay McDaniel, that teams cut players just before bonuses are due all the time.)

He made one final statement before departing for the night.

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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25 Comments on Odell Willis slams former teammate Nate Coehoorn after retirement

  1. Dissension in Edmonton? Sure seems like it. Wow, can’t believe the cheap talk delivered by Odell Willis to a former teammate, yet. Interesting times in Edmonton.

  2. Well – football is entertainment, look forward to the CFL season

    Enjoyable off season keeping the CFL in the news
    Thanks 3rdownation

  3. Dan Bombers // April 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm //

    Odell being Odell love it !!

  4. Scottsask // April 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm //

    What is happening in the Evil Empire?

  5. mrnehnehincognito // April 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm //

    Odell Willis,Shawn Lemon,should I go on? Certain players just say stupid things. Don’t judge Scottsask. I wasn’t long ago an ex player wasn’t saying things about you

    • Are you the only one that can judge stampland? Do you think your some kind of teacher or just pretending to know it all? Eskimos deserve all they are getting, karma coming to smack them as it should!!!!!

  6. Willis reminds me of summer.

    No class.

  7. Next stop for Willis, working for Wonderful Jones in Sask. Along with Duron Carter.

  8. Ouch!

  9. Willis needs to close the pie hole. If Coehoorn wants to retire that’s his prerogative. Seriously man.

  10. Any player taking as much dough as they can is part of a game where a short career is the norm. That’s another reason why so many players keep trying the NFL where they know the will be on the bench moreso than if they stayed up here.

  11. Just to be clear… I am a Ticat fan… but just because Odell Willis lacks class, discretion or a sense of loyalty to teammates… I refuse to believe the Eskimos are imploding… one bad apple won’t ruin what is a good team…

    Great comment above about letting Willis join Duron (Moron) Carter in Saskatchewan… they deserve each other and the drama will be entertaining…

  12. Jimmy Breslin // April 12, 2017 at 11:12 am //

    Unless Willis and Coehoorn had personal issues, which by the way they could have settled privately, it’s pretty rich for one to sully the other over bonus money or other salary matters, lord knows the league doesn’t pay these guys near what they deserve. If Coehoorn was a slacker or disruptive locker room presence Odell would be fine to take him to task, not the case it seems if we go by his tweets. I have to agree with Snake, Willis does lack class gratuitously slamming a teammate as he just did.

  13. Willis is, & always has been, a POS.

  14. sarahtait // April 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm //


  15. Odell, to my knowledge, is a valued leader for the Esks. That he may have misspoke here should not warrant a trade. Why can’t players, among others, just confront each other more directly – have we all gone ‘tweety’?

  16. Scottsask // April 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm //

    Because we live in the saddest time in human history.

  17. As usual Willis shows how much of an attention seeking idiot he is.

  18. @ Scottsask – I don’t know if I would go so far as to label this the saddest time in human history. I would take some bad tweets over WWII.

  19. Twitter + football players = stupidity

  20. Too many head its on many of the players. Including my own.

  21. I guess Odell Willis takes his cues from President Donald Trump… tweet first and think about it second

  22. Marc Lebut // April 13, 2017 at 9:08 am //

    Odell Willis = Khalif Mitchell?

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